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High Roller
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Day 2 Completed

Koon Leads Stacked Final Table in $25,000 High Roller

donpeters • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Jason Koon
Jason Koon

The final table of the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 High Roller has been set after just under 10 hours of play on Day 2. When the day began, 56 players remained. At the end of the day, the field was whittled all the way down just eight with Jason Koon topping the final bunch with 1.646 million in chips.

Koon is no stranger to big buy-in events, but he's never cashed in anything above a $10,000 buy-in (which is still pretty hefty, though). Since 2008, Koon has been grinding the tournament circuit, racking up $427,251 of prize money in the process. His largest live score came in October of 2010 when he placed fourth in the World Poker Tour Festa Al Lago at the Bellagio in Las Vegas for $225,680. Koon and the other seven players have locked up a minimum of $108,780 for making this final table, meaning he'll be adding plenty more to those lifetime tournament earnings.

Joining Koon at the final table will be a very elite group of players. The 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel, PokerStars Team Online's Randy Lew, fifth-place finisher from last year Govert Metaal, Isaac Haxton, Leonid Bilokur, Nicolas Fierro and Michael Telker will all be joining Koon at noon tomorrow to play things out for the $1,134,930 first-place prize.

Final Table Seat Draw

1Isaac Haxton762,000
2Leonid Bilokur1,139,000
3Randy Lew197,000
4Jonathan Duhamel1,530,000
5Nicolas Fierro1,181,000
6Jason Koon1,646,000
7Michael Telker397,000
8Govert Metaal545,000

Tomorrow's final table is set to be an amazing one, but if you find yourself unable to wait for more poker action, head over to our coverage of the 2012 PCA Main Event. You can also check out plenty of our other tournament coverage from around the world on PokerNews' Live Reporting page.

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Bonus Poker!

Jason Koon finishes strong.
Jason Koon finishes strong.

While Nick Yunis was being eliminated, Michael Telker, Jason Koon, and Govert Metaal were building a big pot on the other table. Metaal started the action, raising to 25,000 from the cutoff seat. Telker three-bet to 68,000 on the button, Koon cold four-bet to 123,000 from the small blind, and the action was back on Metaal.

"How much is the minimum raise?" he asked the dealer.

The dealer examined Telker's three-bet and Koon's four-bet, and informed Metaal that the minimum raise would be to 178,000. Metaal decided to make it 190,000, Telker immediately folded, and Koon called.

The flop fell {2-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}, and both players checked. The {7-Hearts} turned, and Koon led for 142,000. Metaal sat quietly for around thirty seconds, then folded {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs} face up.

Koon showed the {9-Hearts}, mucked his hand, and scooped the last pot of the night to take the chip lead.

Jason Koon us 1,646,000 346,000
Govert Metaal nl 545,000 -195,000
Michael Telker us 397,000 -68,000

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Nick Yunis Eliminated in 9th Place ($79,770)

Nick Yunis - 9th Place
Nick Yunis - 9th Place

Nick Yunis got the remainder of his stack in the middle preflop holding {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}. He was racing against Team PokerStars Pro Jonathan Duhamel's {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}, and Duhamel spiked a pair on the {10-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} flop. Neither the turn ({q-Spades}), nor the river ({j-Clubs}) improved Yunis' hand (in fact, it gave Duhamel Broadway) and he was eliminated from the tournament in ninth place.

Jonathan Duhamel ca 1,530,000 335,000
Nick Yunis cl Busted

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Terje Augdal Eliminated in 10th Place ($79,770)

Terje Augdal - 10th Place
Terje Augdal - 10th Place

After folding one hand, Terje Augdal was all in from under the gun for his last 26,000. Govert Metaal made the call on the button and then Michael Telker reraised to 95,000 from the small blind. In the big blind, Jason Koon reraised to 175,000. Metaal and Telker both folded. First, Koon was pushed the side pot and then the cards were revealed between him and Augdal.

Augdal showed the {9-Hearts}{5-Hearts} and was up against the {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} for Koon. The flop came down {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{4-Clubs}, but things didn't get interesting until the {2-Hearts} landed on the turn and gave Augdal a good amount of hope. The river missed him with the {2-Diamonds}, though, and Augdal was forced to the rail in 10th place.

Jason Koon us 1,300,000 140,000
Govert Metaal nl 740,000 115,000
Michael Telker us 465,000 -90,000
Terje Augdal no Busted

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Yunis Doubles Through Lew

Lew on the losing end of that one
Lew on the losing end of that one

Action folded to Randy Lew in the small blind and he moved all in. Nick Yunis called all in for 153,000 from the big blind. Lew tabled the {Q-Clubs}{3-Clubs} and Yunis the {K-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}.

The board came {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{10-Clubs}{2-Hearts} and Yunis doubled up.

Nick Yunis cl 310,000 160,000
Randy Lew us 200,000 -165,000

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Haxton Doubles and Cripples Augdal


After Jason Koon opened to 26,000 from the cutoff seat, Terje Augdal three-bet to 61,000 from the button. Isaac Haxton tanked in the small blind and then reraised all in for 389,000. Govert Metaal folded the big blind and Koon had a decision. He tanked for a couple minutes and folded. Augdal now went into the tank. He spent several minutes there before eventually making the call.

Augdal: {A-Spades}{J-Clubs}
Haxton: {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}

The flop, turn and river kept Haxton in front as the {7-Clubs}{5-Spades}{2-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} fell. Haxton doubled to over 800,000 while Augdal was left with just 30,000 in chips.

Jason Koon us 1,160,000 -30,000
Isaac Haxton us 820,000 370,000
Terje Augdal no 30,000 -385,000

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Telker Doubles with Jacks


From under the gun, Jason Koon raised to 26,000. Terje Augdal reraised to 66,000 from the cutoff seat and then play folded to Michael Telker in the big blind. He reraised all in for 261,000. Koon took some time, but folded. Augdal quickly called.

Telker: {J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}
Augdal: {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}

The board ran out {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{3-Spades}{4-Clubs} and Telker's jacks held up.

Jason Koon us 1,190,000 -10,000
Michael Telker us 555,000 260,000
Terje Augdal no 415,000 -425,000

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